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Why Over-50s Seek Therapy

Patient tells the doctor about his health complaints
Patient tells the doctor about his health complaints

The biggest age group seeking therapy or counselling has always been early middle age - between 40 and 50 - but there are signs that older people are now embarking on the therapeutic journey. Some of them will have had previous experience, but for others it is often a collision with one of life’s surprises that has brought them, for the first time, to a therapist’s consulting room. Finding oneself without the daily routine of life-defining work, or being side-swiped by the end of a long marriage, or simply seeing your children leaving home - all these things can be difficult to deal with.

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